Census Bureau asks thy neighbor
June 16, 2000: For some Americans, "limited government" means limited – especially when the government's census takers are asking question that go beyond what the Constitution requires to determine representation in Congress.
WND reported on a Pennsylvania woman named Eileen who refused to cooperate.
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"We were perfectly happy to give them the count for our household," Eileen told WND. "We found the remaining questions to be intrusive and not the intent as defined in the Constitution. We're trying to figure out how knowing the names and birthdays of our children helps determine how many congressmen we have and how our taxes should be appropriated."
No problem. The census takers are authorized to ask neighbors for personal information that citizens would rather not share. For some Americans, that smacks too much of Big Brother.
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